Saturday, July 12, 2014
Ever So Slowly from the Edges
Civilizations rot from within but they fall apart from the edges and mother nature does a lot of the work.
This latest wind storm we had around here sure did it's part to reduce another eye sore of modern civilization. It took out a number of billboards along the highway. To tell you the truth I didn't notice any billboard damage right away because the number of billboards still standing in the direction I usually travel were blown over and never replaced years ago. However to the North of me the billboard numbers have remained pretty constant. That is until this week anyway.
My guess would be that just like their neighbors these billboards will lay in a pile for months until one day someone will clean up the mess and nothing will replace them. I don't think I have seen a new billboard go up in at least a decade around here.
These once mighty signs that carried the promise of concrete and expansion way out into the rural areas will continue to fall apart and finally succumb to mother nature one by one. Perhaps the few remaining survivor billboards will show faded pictures of exotic locations or flying machines to tickle the imagination of our unborn grandchildren who never quite believe our stories of a time when men walked on the moon.
Of course man made signs will never disappear but these behemoths of modern day advertising will shrink in numbers as energy prices climb and miles traveled declines. As with many aspects of our modern life the payout will simply not keep up with the initial input of resources.
Whenever possible mother nature will be there to help it a long as usual.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!